Make a Difference. Become One of Us:

    “Equal Employment Opportunity”. The Sumter Police Department is looking for exceptional individuals to join our team. Individuals we seek are those committed to working with their community in total partnership to improve the quality of life for every one of our citizens. We are a diversified police department that fully embraces community oriented policing and merges that philosophy with our primary focus of creating a safe and secure community.

Become One Of Us


Eligibility Requirements for Employment


      At least 21 years of age (Police), 18 (911 Dispatchers and other non police positions)
      High School Diploma or GED Certificate
      United States Citizen
      Acceptable Driving Record
      A lifestyle free of illegal drug use
      Must fill out an application for hire with the City of Sumter (Application)
      Must pass the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test
      Must pass a thorough background investigation including polygraph examination
      Neat in appearance, well groomed with good personal hygiene
      Possess an Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces (If applicable)


Required Documentation:


      High School Diploma or GED Certificate
      Birth Certificate
      Valid South Carolina Driver's License
      Out of state driving record if out of state license held within the past 5 years
      Military Discharge Form (DD Form 214 if applicable)
      Proof of name change (if applicable)
      Naturalization Papers (if applicable)
      Social Security Card
      Required to sign a 2 year contract with the City of Sumter if employed as a sworn law enforcement officer



If you have any additional questions about the Sumter Police Department or the Recruiting Process, please call Sergeant Gayle at (803) 436-2701 | (803) 464-2825 or send an email to tgayle@sumtersc.gov.